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1. FDA Approves First Dissolving Stent for US Patients
- Wednesday, July 06, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.
But not so fast, say experts.
2. Memphis Jewish Home's Bobby Meadows Wins National Honor
- Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Bobby G. Meadows III, executive director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, has been awarded the 2016 Young Executive Award by the Association of Jewish Aging Services. The award honors an executive younger than 45 who demonstrates significant potential in health care management by virtue of his or her cumulative achievements or innovative results in management or administration.
As executive director of MJHR, Meadows is responsible for day-to-day operations of the only glatt (strict) kosher, rehab long-term care facility in Tennessee and surrounding states. Operations include the oversight of more than 300 staff members, 160 patients, and a kosher deli.
3. Bryant Signs Bill Banning Second-Trimester Abortion Method
- Monday, April 18, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor has signed into law a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, setting the state up for a possible legal challenge.
Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law Friday that outlaws a procedure called "dilation and evacuation" unless it is necessary to prevent a woman's irreversible physical impairment.
4. Donahoe Named VP at Avison Young
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Michael Donahoe has joined commercial real estate firm Avison Young as vice president of its Memphis branch. Donahoe’s main focus will be overseeing all of the firm’s landlord leasing projects in Memphis and the surrounding areas. Toronto-based Avison Young opened the Memphis office in December, marking its third location in Tennessee and its 50th nationally.
5. Senate Weighs Moving Ahead on Nominee for FDA Commissioner
- Tuesday, February 23, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration will be a step closer to confirmation if the Senate votes to overcome a filibuster by members of Obama's own party over the crisis of painkiller addiction.
6. New Laws in 2016 Show States are Diverging on Guns, Voting
- Thursday, December 31, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.
Restrictions on carrying guns will ease in Texas, for example, but will get tighter in California. It will be easier to register to vote in Oregon, but there will be another step to take at the polls in North Carolina.
7. Chinese Medicinal Herbs Provide Niche Market for US Farmers
- Monday, December 28, 2015
DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) – Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners.
8. SweetBio Uses Honey for Oral Healing
- Thursday, October 29, 2015
Honey is more than just a sweet substance for SweetBio. It’s the main ingredient in the healing process that comes with its guided tissue regeneration membrane that will be used in oral surgeries.
9. ‘Black Wednesday’ Inspires Commission Run
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
For a military man and dedicated physician, Richard Briggs has found time for a variety of pastimes and experiences with more adventure trips on the horizon.
10. Earnings Season Roundup
- Saturday, August 01, 2015
International Paper Reports Q2 Earnings Growth: International Paper reports its second-quarter net earnings grew while net sales for the quarter decreased slightly.
The Memphis-based company, which released its quarterly financial results Wednesday, July 29, said second-quarter earnings totaled $227 million, or 54 cents per share. That’s up from $161 million, or 37 cents per share, in second quarter 2014, but down from $313 million, or 74 cents per share, in first quarter 2015.
11. I Choose Memphis: Isaac Rodriguez
- Monday, July 06, 2015
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Name: Dr. Isaac Rodriguez
12. FTC: Family Raised $187 Million for Cancer, Spent It on Themselves
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
13. Outgoing FDA Chief Saw Changes to Food Safety, Tobacco Rules
- Friday, February 06, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – From food safety to tobacco regulation and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration.
After nearly six years as FDA commissioner, Hamburg announced her resignation Thursday in an email to staff. She said the agency's chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, will serve as acting head of FDA.
14. Milk Industry Fights Back Against 'Anti-Dairy Folks'
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.
As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, non-dairy competitors and other perceived enemies getting louder online.
15. Medicare Chief Steps Down, Ran Health Care Rollout
- Monday, January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.
16. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
17. New Laws OK Wine Shipments, Ban Tiger Selfies
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.
18. Justices Weigh Bias Claim of Pregnant UPS Driver
- Thursday, December 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker, a closely watched case with potentially broad impact for female workers and their employers.
19. US to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.
20. Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors
- Friday, September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.
21. Anti-Addiction Groups Call for New FDA Chief
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.
22. Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers
- Friday, July 25, 2014
MIAMI (AP) – Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
23. Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Flagged in Audit
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is one of four federal VA hospitals in Tennessee that the Veterans Health Administration – in a national audit announced Monday, June 9 – flagged for further review and investigation.
24. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters
- Friday, January 03, 2014
After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.
25. At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
26. Few Options for Obama to Fix Cancellations Problem
- Monday, November 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he'll do everything he can to help people coping with health insurance cancellations, but legally and practically his options appear limited.
27. States Enact Laws to Stock Epinephrine at Schools
- Friday, October 18, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble breathing, school nurse Amanda Williams had the necessary dose of epinephrine to counter the allergic reaction.
28. Smith Finds Design Passion in Helping Communities
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
When reflecting on why he chose to become an architect, Stewart Smith tells a story of his father who could draw and had an industrial design background.
29. Historic Transformation
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.
30. Same-Sex Ruling has Employers Tweaking Benefits
- Monday, July 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law.
31. Propelling City Forward Bloodworth’s Design Goal
- Friday, June 21, 2013
As he grew up in Memphis, Russell E. “Rusty” Bloodworth was fascinated by art, design and the use of space.
As a young boy his appetite for creation – through art and using household materials to build little communities – grew.
32. Shorb: Increased Care Comes With Need for Lower Costs
- Tuesday, May 07, 2013
In increasing access to care and outcomes, health care organizations in Memphis and elsewhere in the nation need to find innovative solutions to bring down the cost of providing care, Gary Shorb, president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, said in a speech to industry leaders at the University Club earlier this month.
33. Robinson Brings ‘Even Keel’ to Role at Methodist South
- Monday, October 15, 2012
For a newly appointed CEO responsible for managing a nationally acclaimed hospital, James “Jay” Robinson III seems surprisingly laid-back.
The tone of his voice is relaxed and conversational as he discusses his new leadership role at Methodist South Hospital and the path that led him there. This calm and congenial demeanor, cultivated during his 20-year career, is one of Robinson’s keys to effective management.
34. Collaborative Zones
- Monday, October 08, 2012
The practice of designing office spaces is trending away from inhibiting cubicles and foreboding conference tables and more toward creating collaborative zones.
Tenants are demanding alternatives that cut costs, improve productivity and increase morale. That’s because flexibility is key for modern-day office users, said Heather Averwater, interior designer with brg3s architects.
35. Clinics Rush to Warn Patients of Tainted Steroid
- Monday, October 08, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
36. Clothing for a Cause
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
Joe Williams believes that consumers want to help others, even if it means giving the shirts off their backs.
37. Advocates: 39 States' Obesity Rates to Pass 50 Percent
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese – not merely overweight, but obese.
Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of that state's adults will be obese by 2030; that would be an astounding increase from Mississippi's current 35 percent obesity rate.
38. Raines Road Warehouse Sells for $2.3 Million
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
4049 E. Raines Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $2.3 million
Sale Date: Aug. 3, 2012
39. Baldwin Joins Trumbull Labs as Pathologist
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Dr. Heather Sehnert Baldwin has joined Trumbull Laboratories LLC as a pathologist. In her new role, Baldwin will practice a full range of pathology with a focus in hematopathology.
40. UT Medical Group Names Woeppel COO
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief operating officer of UT Medical Group Inc., a private group practice affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine faculty.
41. WellPoint Buying Amerigroup for About $4.46B
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Health insurer WellPoint Inc. will raise its stake in a market poised for substantial growth with its $4.46 billion acquisition of Medicaid coverage provider Amerigroup Corp.
42. Medtronic Says it Won Stent Patent Lawsuit
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Wednesday it won a lawsuit over a patent on stent grafts that are used to treat aneurysms in the aorta, the largest artery in the body.
43. Fla. Company Buys Cordova Retail Center
- Friday, June 08, 2012
Coral Springs, Fla.-based Swiss Capital Group LLC has acquired The Shops of Woodland Hills in Cordova for $3.1 million.
44. Medical Necessity
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
An aging population, changes in the national health care model and a shortage of primary care physicians have increased the need for physician assistants, or PAs, who work under the direction of physicians and surgeons.
45. UTHSC Launches Physician Assistant Studies
- Monday, May 07, 2012
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis has launched the first physician assistant training program available at a public university in Tennessee.
The Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies at UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences will begin enrollment at the UTHSC main campus in Memphis in January 2014. The department will enroll a maximum of 25 students in its inaugural class.
46. Unified Moves To East Pointe Biz Center
- Friday, April 20, 2012
An independent forensic engineering and investigations company has relocated its Mid-South Service Center to a more secure location.
Unified Investigations & Sciences Inc. has inked 8,565 square feet in East Pointe Business Center Building D, 3875 Vantech Drive. The Suwanee, Ga.-based tenant was previously located at 3955 Whitebrook Drive, where it serviced Arkansas, North Mississippi and West Tennessee.
47. Colonnade at Germantown Sells for $23 Million
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7491 Wyndhurst Place or 7455 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
48. Site Work for St. Jude Tower Part of Permit Application
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
315 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Permit Cost: $5 million
Project Cost: $190 million
49. Gastro Group Opens Office In Senatobia
- Friday, February 17, 2012
Utley Properties has closed on a flurry of deals in its Northwest Plaza Shopping Center in Senatobia in recent weeks.
Dr. Ulric Duncan of Delta Gastroenterology PC has leased 1,200 square feet of space at 113 Northwest Drive for two years.
50. Obama Promotes Job Training at Community College
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to create an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries, giving a financial incentive to schools whose graduates are getting jobs.
51. Obama's Health Overhaul Lags in Many States
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care.
52. Relocated Campus Spotlights NCBT’s Growing Presence
- Monday, January 23, 2012
The National College of Business and Technology is in the very early stages of the planning process for its new brick-and-mortar campus in Memphis.
The private college – which is based in Roanoke, Va., and has locations in six states – plans to relocate its Lamar campus. The existing facility is nearing capacity (approximately 400 students), so NBCT will move to a larger, soon-to-be-constructed two-story building at 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, just off Interstate 240 in East Memphis.
53. America Hits the Brakes on Health Care Spending
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Is health-care relief finally in sight? Health spending stabilized as a share of the nation's economy in 2010 after two back-to-back years of historically low growth, the government reported Monday.
54. Philanthropic Photography
- Friday, January 06, 2012
Whereas many people are accustomed to ignoring the homeless, photographer Bill Piacesi devotes himself to taking a closer look.
Black-and-white portraits capturing the weary, forgotten faces of Memphis’ most disenfranchised individuals adorn his workspace inside The Commons, a multi-tenant nonprofit center at 258 N. Merton St. in the city’s Binghampton neighborhood.
55. SCO’s Steele Receives Optometry Recognition
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.
56. Wharton Leads MED’s Legal Team During Turnaround
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monica Wharton, senior vice president and chief legal officer and general counsel at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, is taking care of business since being recruited by the hospital in 2008 to lead its legal team. She was on board during a transitional period for The MED, which was in poor financial health.
57. National College Files $5.2M Permit For Thousand Oaks Spot
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Plans are under way for a private college’s third brick-and-mortar location in Memphis.
National College/Corolla Management has filed a $5.2 million building permit with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement for construction of a two-story college building for business medical and computer training at 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
58. National College Files $5.2M Permit for Thousand Oaks Spot
- Monday, November 07, 2011
Plans are under way for a private college’s third brick-and-mortar location in Memphis.
National College/Corolla Management has filed a $5.2 million building permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement for construction of a two-story college building for business medical and computer training at 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
59. E. Coli Scare Affects Ground Beef Bought in Memphis Area
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) – Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef – including some sold in the Memphis area and other parts of The Kroger Co.’s Delta Division – because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.
60. Obama Touts Jobs Bill Benefits for Small Business
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students Wednesday to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new jobs bill. "Every single one of you can help make this bill a reality," the president called out at a hot and noisy rally at North Carolina State University.
61. Dreyzehner Tapped as TN Health Commissioner
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Dr. John Dreyzehner of Abingdon, Va., as state health commissioner.
Dreyzehner comes to the cabinet position from being director of the Cumberland Plateau Health District in southwest Virginia for the last nine years.
62. Fundraising Conference to Unite Area’s Charitable Orgs
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Mid-South is home to more than 3,000 nonprofits, and fundraising professionals in Memphis – known as one of the nation’s most philanthropic cities. It is a group that is increasingly engaged in programs that help them keep up-to-speed on trends and developments in the nonprofit sector.
63. Bloodworth’s Sustainability Ideal Formed at Early Age
- Monday, July 11, 2011
At a young age, Rusty Bloodworth knew he wanted to be an architect. As he matured, that passion morphed to an interest in handling more than the arrangement of buildings, but rather the design of the environment.
64. Gov't Cuts Rates for Hard-to-Insure Patients
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is cutting premiums by up to 40 percent in nearly two dozen states and implementing other changes to make it easier for people with pre-existing medical conditions to get health insurance.
65. Census: US Men Narrowing the Gender Gap of Old Age
- Friday, May 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Women still outlive men, but the gender gap among U.S. seniors is narrowing.
New 2010 census figures, released Thursday, show men are reducing women's population advantage, primarily in the 65-plus age group. It's a change in the social dynamics of a country in which longevity, widowhood and health care for seniors often have been seen as issues more important to women.
66. Senate Bill Aims to Combat Pharmaceutical Theft
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Law enforcement officials would have more leeway to pursue and punish criminals who steal prescription pharmaceuticals under a proposal introduced Tuesday by Senate lawmakers.
67. Ford & Harrison Beefs Up Practice With Meyers Addition
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Ford & Harrison LLP has added to its Memphis office a new attorney who focuses on labor and employment law.
68. Fla. Judge Strikes Down Obama Health Care Overhaul
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance.
69. Stern Cardiovascular’s McGrew at Forefront of Research
- Monday, January 24, 2011
Longtime Memphis cardiologist Dr. Frank McGrew with the Stern Cardiovascular Center remains at the forefront of clinical cardiology research.
His projects include using a catheter to electrically map the inside of the heart to properly place pacemaker electrodes, injecting stem cells into the hearts of heart attack patients to repair damage, and conducting the clinical trial that resulted in the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first new oral blood thinner to hit the market in half a century.
70. 20 States Ask Judge to Throw Out Obama Health Law
- Friday, December 17, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.
The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the health care law without a full trial. They argue it violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.
71. Long Legal Fight Ahead for Health Law
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The scorecard on the legal fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is two judges in favor and one against.
But these are the early rounds in preliminary bouts. The one that really counts – a showdown at the Supreme Court – is at least a year away.
72. Businesses Seek Health Payment Reform
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Regardless of whether court challenges to health care reform are successful, businesses are likely to continue pushing for a key component of the new legislation – payment reform.
Businesses are looking for ways to control costs, improve quality and reward successful treatments instead of paying more for readmissions and longer hospital stays.
73. Dems Try to Tap Voter Anger Over Job Loss Overseas
- Tuesday, September 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Businessman Randy Altschuler had barely won a Republican primary for Congress when New York Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop unleashed a television ad christening him an "outsourcing pioneer" who sent jobs overseas while millions of Americans struggle.
74. Battle Looms Over Health Care Repeal if GOP Wins
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – If you thought passing the health care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall.
It could come down to who blinks first, with some Republicans raising the prospect of a government shutdown.
75. Legal Community Remembers Apperson Crump Founder
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Charles Metcalf Crump was remembered Thursday as an experienced attorney whose long service to the law influenced countless attorneys.
76. Payne-Johnson Joins Arlington’s Baptist Memorial Medical
- Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Dr. Ann Payne-Johnson, a family medicine physician at Baptist Memorial Medical Group, recently began practicing medicine at Baptist Memorial Medical Group Arlington Family Medicine.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: Residency, University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine, Jackson, Tenn.; Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine; master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi
Work Experience: Family medicine physician at BMMG, clinician at Saint Francis Hospital, aerobics instructor/fitness instructor (stopped when I was 5 months pregnant with my son)
Family: Married. Five-year-old son, Donovan, in kindergarten at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School; daughter, Ashley, 2.
Last book read: “Llama Llama Mad at Mama”
Music: Disco. Favorite song: “I Will Survive.”
Favorite movie: “Scarface” (“Avatar” is a close second)
Sports team: New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!!!)
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Farmville on Facebook, gadgets, spending time with the kids
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, who was a musician and scientist.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? I have always wanted to practice medicine.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming board certified.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The people I work with every day are phenomenal. Baptist is growing to continue to meet the community’s needs for primary care.
77. Millions of Medicaid Kids Don't Get Medical Exams
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - Almost three-quarters of children on Medicaid in nine states are not getting all of their legally required medical, vision and hearing examinations, including immunizations, according to a new government study.
78. White House Defends Year-Old Stimulus
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating congressional elections in November.
79. Legislation Templates Make Proposing Bills Easy
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - For state legislators across the country, sponsoring bills can be as easy as filling in the blanks.
Groups from both ends of the political spectrum offer lawmakers model legislation requiring a minimal amount of tailoring from state to state. The nonpartisan Council of State Governments even issues an annual volume of "Suggested State Legislation" that this year includes templates for 54 bills.
80. McDonald Assumes Role of Director Emeritus at BankTennessee
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Crawford McDonald has assumed the status of director emeritus of BankTennessee. In honor of McDonald’s service, the boardroom at the bank’s East Memphis office will be named the Crawford McDonald Community Room.
81. Sickle Cell Innovation Encouraging, But Not Silver Bullet
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
Nine out of 10 adults with sickle cell had the disease reversed after undergoing a new modified stem cell transplant regimen developed by researchers, but a cure still remains elusive for most people living with the illness.
82. Trade, Jobless Claims Figures Show Recession Fades
- Friday, September 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit in July hit the highest level in six months as a record rise in imports outpaced a third straight increase in foreign demand for American products, according to government data released Thursday. Both gains provided more evidence the worst recession since the 1930s was losing its grip on the global economy.
83. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
84. Health Care Progress Seen on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, July 30, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Congress reported progress on legislation to overhaul the nation's health care Wednesday as President Barack Obama introduced a retooled message asserting his plan would protect Americans and limit insurers' power.
85. Drugmakers Rush to Produce a Swine Flu Vaccine
- Monday, June 15, 2009
LONDON (AP) - With swine flu now an official pandemic, the race is on among drugmakers to produce a vaccine.
GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a global flu epidemic that it would be ready within weeks to begin large-scale vaccine production. Sanofi-Aventis also said it had started working on its own version. On Friday, Swiss pharma giant Novartis announced it had created an experimental vaccine that has not been tested in people. Novartis' vaccine was made via a cell-based technology that may prove faster than the traditional way of making vaccines, which relies on chicken eggs.
86. WHO Meets on Production of Swine Flu Vaccine
- Friday, May 15, 2009
GENEVA (AP) As swine flu cases topped 6,600 worldwide, vaccine makers and other experts met Thursday at the World Health Organization to discuss the tough decisions that must be made quickly to fight the evolving virus.
87. Saint Francis Weight Loss Center Appoints Weaver Medical Director
- Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Virginia Weaver has been appointed medical director of the Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss.
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Claude Watts, interim CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, March 02, 2009
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. George Ragazzo of Modular Gabion Systems Inc. will present “Modular Gabions and Mattresses.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.
90. Williams Election Completes NE Tenn. Power Shift
- Friday, January 23, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Republican takeover of the General Assembly has been accompanied by a geographical power shift that may finally put to rest the old saying that Tennessee ends in Knoxville.
91. Boyle’s Halperin Receives Realtors Commercial Alliance Award
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. has received the 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award from the Realtors Commercial Alliance.
92. Rawson Named President Of Benefit Recover Inc.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Win Rawson has been named president of Memphis-based Benefit Recover Inc.
Rawson joined the company as general counsel in June 2007. Previously, he worked at Lawrence & Russell LLP, where he developed and managed employment and benefits litigation for several Fortune 100 clients.
93. InMotion, U of M Win $400K Grant
- Friday, September 05, 2008
The InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute and the University of Memphis have been awarded a $400,000 software grant from LifeModeler Inc. The grant will be used to create kinematic models that could be developed to aid orthopaedic surgeons during clinical operations by immediately testing the fit of implanted devices such as total hips and knees.
94. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys
- Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.
Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.
95. Medtronic’s Hawkins Takes on Larger Role
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The head of one of Memphis’ leading biotech companies will expand his role in August, following in the footsteps of a predecessor with dual roles.
Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc. president and CEO William A. Hawkins has been named chairman in addition to his current roles, effective Aug. 21.
96. U of M’s Palazolo Receives Engineering Education Award
- Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Dr. Paul Palazolo, assistant dean and assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering, has received the Peter G. Hoadley Award for Outstanding Engineering Educator from the Tennessee section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
97. Memphis, Others To Get $300M To Tackle Health
- Friday, June 06, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – In Memphis, black Medicare beneficiaries are nearly six times as likely as whites to have a leg amputated, a complication stemming from vascular disease and diabetes.
In Mississippi, 57 percent of women aged 65-69 got mammograms in a two-year period versus 74 percent in Maine.
98. Uptown Dental Center at Home In Downtown Redevelopment
- Monday, February 04, 2008
Some Pinch District and Uptown business owners might anxiously be awaiting news of what will happen with The Pyramid.
Dr. J.D. Branch, owner of Uptown Dental Center, doesn't seem to be too concerned about the future of the former arena that towers over empty parking lots just south of the Uptown neighborhood and west of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
99. Tarr Works Toward Solidifying InMotion's Emphasis on Collaboration
- Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Dick Tarr recently enjoyed a leisurely dinner with William Mihalko, a young orthopedic surgeon from the University of Virginia. Tarr was more than a host - he was also selling Mihalko on the idea of moving to Memphis.
100. How the Playbook Failed for ‘Quant' Hedge Funds
- Monday, August 27, 2007
The managers of "quantitative" hedge funds that got roiled in this summer's stock-market selloff didn't gather after work to drink beer and swap trading ideas. But they might as well have.
A number of quant funds, which use statistical models to find winning trading strategies, reported heavy losses this month. In many cases, the managers pointed their fingers at other quantitative hedge funds, essentially saying they all owned many of the same stocks and their models told them all to sell at the same time, driving down the share prices, hurting everyone in the process.